The Minister of Gender and Children's Affairs, Manty Tarawallie, expressed her support for incorporating the Abolition of Child Marriage in the repealed Child Rights Act, stating that it would provide proper protection for the children of Sierra Leone
On the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl Child, Save the Children girl champion, Zainab Bangura, was made Minister of Gender and Children’s affairs for one day.
In Sierra Leone’s most remote communities, primary and junior secondary schools are often ill-equipped to meet the needs of children with disabilities.
Sierra Leone has one of the highest Maternal mortality rates in the world. According to UNICEF most of these deaths are preventable if managed by skilled health providers.
Change is important to enhance not only effective collaboration among national and district stakeholders but also for girls who are affected as well as their communities. In just three years of implementation, CEFM has transformed the lives of 4,490 adolescent girls across the two districts.
MOMENTUM COUNTRY AND GLOBAL LEADERSHIP is part of a suite of awards funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to holistically improve family planning and maternal and child health in partner countries around the world.